Friday, August 21, 2015

Ginger Jeans Take Two


After making my first successful pair of Ginger Jeans, there was always going to be a subsequent versions and due to jeans being my go to weekend and at home uniform of choice at this time of the year, I felt the need for more in my wardrobe.  I wasn't entirely happy with my fabric choice last time so this time I made it with some stretch denim with 30% polyester content from Fabric.com.  I was a little disappointed with the weight of this stuff when I got it here but it has since surprised me. 



I downloaded the updated low rise version of the pattern and again taped it all together and increased the rise by 1.5cm in both the front and back.  I made the stove pipe version narrow like the skinny version.  Despite the measurements indicating a size 10, I cut the pattern to a size 6 and pretty much made it exactly to the pattern.



I top stitched using a jeans twin needle and upholstery thread left over from my Jalie Jeans.  The pockets are made of Italian cotton shirting which was rescued from a discarded business shirt of my husbands. 



My only disappointment is with the zip which doesn't slide easily but it seems to be wearing in gradually.



 

I love this fabric so much now that I tried to order more.  Sadly it is now out of stock.

9 comments:

  1. These look great. You have really perfected the fit.

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  2. You've nailed this pattern. I've never been that bothered making jeans, but I am so drawn to the Ginger. They fit and flatter. Question, how essential is the top stitching to the construction method? I'd like to use the pattern for printed pants.

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    1. I was thinking about using the pattern to make fitted trousers as well so shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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  3. These look really well made! Looking hot!

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  4. Great fit and beautiful construction. You look fantastic!

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    1. Thank you! I do aim to get my stitching straight. Nothing says homemade jeans more than wonky top stitching!

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  5. Hi, I have just bought th ginger jeans pattern as they seem to look good on everyone who has made them and yours are no exception! I am trying to read as much as possible about them before I start. I noticed in your previous write up on these that you commented that you would do a larger back than front next time and I wondered if you had done that with these? I have noticed in rtw trousers that I don't always have enough fabric in the back thigh area of trousers and yours is the first comment to this effect that I have seen!

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